Leadership

 
 
 
Dr. P. Anandan

Dr. P. Anandan
CEO

A renowned researcher in computer vision and artificial intelligence, Anandan’s career spans over 30 years in academia and industry in the US and India. He was the Founder and Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, and professor of computer science at Yale University. He is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras, and the University of Massachusetts, and a member of Board of Governors of IIT Madras.

 
 
 
Rahul Panicker

Dr. Rahul Panicker
Chief Innovation Officer

Rahul is an entrepreneur and technology leader. He is an MIT TR35 awardee, World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Industrial Design Society of America Gold winner, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He holds an MS/PhD in EE from Stanford University, where he worked across machine learning and applied physics. He is an alumnus of the Stanford d.school, and has a B.Tech from IIT Madras. Rahul was the Co-founder and President of Embrace, a venture-backed Stanford startup that has helped over 300,000 premature babies in over 25 developing countries, and whose product the WHO recognized as a top innovation in global health.

 
 
 
Raghu Dharmaraju

Raghu Dharmaraju
VP, Products and Programs

Raghu is a product and go-to-market veteran. He launched and scaled impact-focused innovations in start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and government. At Embrace, he led the market launch of path-breaking infant warmers and ultimately drove adoption in private and public health systems - including many governments, WHO, and MSF. Previously, he brought diverse products to market in leadership roles at Duron Energy, Corning, and Xerox PARC. An alumnus of Cornell, UMass Amherst, and IIT Madras, Raghu was a traffic engineer by day and a graphic designer by night, when he started his career in Vermont.

 
 
 
Kirti Kandade

Kirti Kandade
VP, Partnerships and Communities

Kirti comes with a deep global partnership development expertise Her corporate career focused on the customer experience and program management. During her time at AT&T, she developed enduring and trusted partnerships while supporting some of its most valuable enterprise clients, most recently leading program management for their cloud offering.  Subsequently, she co-founded Kanvz, a startup focused on creating websites as simply as using social media. Prior to joining Wadhwani AI Kirti also worked on Food Rescue and lower Energy consumption projects in the Silicon Valley. Kirti has a Masters in Communications from USC and an undergrad degree in Physics from the University of Bombay.